Child Care Provider COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Dear Child Care Providers, On March 2, President Biden announced that he expects all K–12 school employees and child care providers to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the end of March. We are pleased that Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement […]
Advocacy Matters Child care was in crisis even before the pandemic. Now it’s worse. 42% of child care programs report they are at risk of permanent closure due to COVID-19 29% of the child care workforce have been laid off or fired due to COVID-19 Child care programs are experiencing on average a 41% reduction […]
With deep respect and admiration, we thank all child care providers who nurture children every day, create welcoming spaces to learn and grow, and provide critically essential services to families and children during these extremely stressful times for all. Child care providers in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island, and Snohomish Counties, check your mailbox for […]
The child care system was fragile before COVID-19. The child care industry has now shattered completely. Our partners at Child Care Aware of America produced a report to compare the child care system pre- and mid-pandemic. Visit Child Care Aware of America to view the online interactive report, or download the full report. Picking up the Pieces […]
Listen in as Child Care Aware of Washington CEO Deann Puffert discusses the the child care crisis and COVID-19 in Washington.
Deadline Extended to August 7, 2020 Thank you for all of your ongoing hard work and dedication as COVID-19 continues to impact our community and economy. The application is now open for Whatcom County Licensed Child Care Grants to support economic recovery for childcare businesses impacted by COVID-19, and the deadline is August 7, 2020. It […]